The best passages are when she does not attempt to be presidential, but is instead “just” an immensely talented, very young poet.
Merry Christmas 2021
May the holidays, friends and familystoke the fire in your heartsleaving behind the ashes of this year andturn into embers for a warmer new year.
Ada in Time and Space
4 versions of a woman as anchor in time and space in Sharon Dodoa Otoo’s Adas Raum
Song by the Lake: Playlist
This March, every evening after work I take the long way from my home office to the living room, walk down to the lake, take a picture, and then post it on instagram together with a song I think of that day.
Poetry As A Form of Resistance
I spent World Poetry Day this year with two excellent, German-language collections: Grenzwerte by Max Czollek and Mein Name ist Ausländer by Semra Ertan.
February Books: Black History Month
A belated recap of what I read last month: Farbe bekennen, edited by May Ayim, Katharina Oguntoye, Dagmar Schultz; Freedom's Soldiers edited by Joseph P. Reidy, Leslie S. Rowland, 1919 by Eve Ewing
19.02.2021: Hanau is Everywhere
On 19 February 2020, a racist killed 9 people in Hanau, Germany, in a racist terror attack.
On the Aquittal.
When empires fall, not just the palaces crumble.
Passionless Pointless: The Joy of Missing Out
New grunge album from Berlin out today.
January Wrap-Up: Race, Nation and the Black Atlantic
Here’s what I read this January; Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury, The Fateful Triangle by Stuart Hall, Just Us by Claudia Rankine, Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi.